Holiday in Kodaikanal | The Carlton

A Holiday in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a picturesque hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, known for its breathtaking scenery, pleasant climate, and numerous outdoor activities. One of the best things about Kodaikanal is that it is a year-round destination, but summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities, and the scenic beauty of the town is at its peak during this time. Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, Kodaikanal holidays have something to offer everyone. In this blog, we will explore what makes Kodaikanal a great holiday destination.

Natural Landscape & Beauty

Firstly, Kodaikanal's stunning natural beauty is one of its most appealing features. The town is surrounded by lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and misty mountains, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers. One of the most popular attractions in Kodaikanal is the Kodaikanal Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 2,133 meters. The lake is surrounded by hills and dense forests, and visitors can enjoy boating, cycling, and horse riding around the lake. The lake also offers stunning views of the surrounding hills, making it a great spot for photography.


A valley at sunset
Valley at sunset

Scenic Treks

Another must-visit attraction in Kodaikanal is Coaker's Walk. This is a one-kilometre paved pedestrian pathway that runs along the edge of a steep slope, offering spectacular views of the valley below. Coaker's Walk is also a great place to catch the sunrise or sunset, with the colours of the sky reflecting off the mountains in the distance. For those looking for a bit of adventure, Kodaikanal has plenty to offer. Trekking is a popular activity in the area, with numerous trails to choose from. The most popular trekking route is the one that leads to Dolphin's Nose viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Another popular trekking destination is Pillar Rocks, a set of three giant rock pillars that rise to a height of 400 feet. Visitors can also enjoy rappelling, rock climbing, and camping in Kodaikanal.

Vibrant Colours

Kodaikanal is also known for its beautiful gardens and parks. One of the most popular parks is Bryant Park, which is located near Kodaikanal Lake. The park is home to a wide variety of flowers, including dahlias, roses, and lilies. Visitors can also enjoy boating in the park's small lake or take a stroll along the walking paths. The park also hosts an annual flower show in May, which attracts visitors from all over the country.

Kodaikanal flowers
A person looking at art on a wall in front of them

History & Culture

For those interested in learning about the local culture, Kodaikanal has several museums and art galleries. The Shembaganur Museum of Natural History is a popular attraction, with exhibits on the flora, fauna, and geology of the area. The museum also has a large collection of preserved animals, including tigers, leopards, and bears. The city also houses Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, which was established in 1899. It is one of the oldest observatories in the country and is open to visitors.

In terms of accommodation, Kodaikanal has plenty of options to suit all budgets. Booking Kodaikanal holiday packages in advance can help you save money and avail attractive discounts and offers. From luxury resorts to budget guesthouses, there is something for everyone. Many of the hotels are located in scenic locations, such as The Carlton, which is located on the banks of the beautiful Kodaikanal Lake, offering breathtaking views of the hills and valleys surrounding the town. The Carlton is a luxurious five-star hotel that offers a range of rooms and suites, alongside amenities such as a fully-equipped spa and jacuzzi to keep you and your family comfortable during your stay.

Plan your Kodaikanal vacations with The Carlton to experience the perfect holiday in this picturesque hill station.